Lexi Taciak

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Howdy! I'm a Maryland-based photographer, retoucher, and writer. Here at APALMANAC, I curate Project of the Week and make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes.

When I'm not at my desk, you can usually catch me fishing or drinking a margarita.

Before and After LaGuardia’s Terminal C Project With Architectural Photographer Matthew McNulty

Architectural photographer Matthew McNulty submitted in a series that is a bit different from what we usually see around here, making it a welcome Project of the Week candidate! Matthew photographed LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C during construction and after completion, producing a couple of awesome diptychs in addition to an overall great set of photographs.

Alexander Bogorodskiy Shares The Realities of Yacht Photography

Yacht photography is one of those glittery niches relating to architecture and design photography that I often catch myself daydreaming about. I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay and spent almost every waking moment on the water, which is probably where my deep intrigue for this sort of project stems from.

Adam Gibson Transports us to a Jaw-Dropping Shelter on the Edge of Southern Tasmania

Today, architectural photographer Adam Gibson is taking us to ‘The Point’ – a jaw-dropping home designed by Tanner Architects in Southern Tasmania. The Point rests on a rural hillside, looking out over the ocean. Adam has done a beautiful job placing this house in the context of its environment, showing off the materiality, infusing each scene with an otherworldly mood, and helping us understand the details that make The Point so special.

The Countdown to COUNTDOWN – a Photo Book Exploring Cold War Era Nuclear Sites

I was recently introduced to a very interesting and eerie photo book project that is a collaboration between architectural photographer Adam Reynolds and fine art photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales – aptly named COUNTDOWN. Adam – who in addition to his client-commissioned architectural photography work – has photographed past projects like documenting Isreal’s bomb shelters.

The 2022 MacBook Pro M2 is Now Available for Pre-Order

B&H has announced that the 13″ MacBook Pro with the M2 8-core chip is now available for pre-order! The M2 MBP is geared toward photographers and filmmakers who need a little more oomph out of Apple’s laptop offerings. Prices range from $1,299.00 to $2,499.00 for the newest iteration of the M2 MacBook and are available to configure with options like RAM in 8, 16, and 24 GB, SSD in 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.

Take a Look at Capture One Pro’s Fresh New Features

Capture One Pro’s latest update is here! On Monday, Capture One Pro showed off a host of new features and capabilities available in the new release of their editing software. The update that went live this morning contains many refreshed tools that will enable seamless switching between desktop and iPad editing and are geared towards tethering.

Step Inside the 25hours Hotel With Dubai Based Hospitality Photographer Alex Jeffries

There have been so many wonderful examples of hospitality photography in the POTW submissions inbox lately, and one of my very favorites is Alex Jeffries’ photographs of 25hours Hotel by Woods Bagot. Alex Jeffries is a British architecture and interiors photographer based in Dubai who focuses on hotels, resorts, and hospitality projects.

Get to Know Joe Fletcher on The Second Studio Podcast

Joe Fletcher is arguably one of the most admired architectural photographers, and – rightfully so – his work is held in high regard. His photographs are mesmerizing – infused with a sense of place and time, thoughtfully composed, and beautifully lit.

Adam Taylor Problem Solves His Way Through A Tricky Shoot on Oahu’s North Shore

Today’s featured project is a beautiful lesson in persistence, and your teacher is architectural photographer Adam Taylor. Adam is based in Hawaii and you probably know him as the man behind the “License Your Photos” course. One of his recent shoots, Haleiwa House by Peter Vincent Architects & J.

An Unexpected Commission Leads to One of the Most Beautiful Projects of Ales Vyslouzil’s Career

You might know engineer-turned-architecture-photographer Ales Vyslouzil from our past interview with him here on APALMANAC. Or maybe – like me – you follow his work for its beautiful qualities and incredible examples of architecture. Today, Ales has been so kind as to share his photographs of the Mysk Moon Retreat with us, and tell a bit about his process of photographing the resort.

Check Out Adam Taylor’s Upcoming Photography Workshop

Architectural photographer and “License Your Photos” course instructor Adam Taylor is putting on an architecture photography workshop next week that you can attend online! The workshop is Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST. Adam will walk you through a shoot from start to finish – including cold calling a client, and ending with the project getting featured on the cover of Hawaii Home & Remodeling magazine, all for $39.

Learn From Architectural Photography Master Nick Merrick at SFW On Location

Nick Merrick is one of the most revered names in architectural photography, and it is easy to see why. With a long a storied career at Hedrich Blessing and his own firm Hall+Merrick+McCaughery, you can find Nick’s photography “in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Chicago History Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the George Eastman House as well as published in prestigious design journals and firm monographs.”

Photographing the Maison Des Étudiants De l’ÉTS Campus With Stéphane Brügger

This week, our featured project takes us to Maison Des Étudiants De l’ÉTS by MSDL Architects. We’ll be taking a look at the work of architectural photographer Stéphane Brügger, who is based out of Montreal, Canada. What I really enjoy about Stéphane’s project is his well-timed use of lighting and his careful compositions that show the scale and playful, geometric design of MSDL’s ÉTS campus.
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